Jewish Holidays

Traditional Jewish Holidays & Celebrations

jewish holidaysIn conjunction with the numerous Jewish Holidays which are interspersed throughout the calendar, we hold events that provide the traditional experiences of each holiday.   These events are both enjoyable and educational.  They offer great opportunities to learn more about the laws and deeper meanings of these important days. These celebrations are so impactful as they keep us connected to our roots and give us the real flavor of each of these Holidays.

Upcoming events:

 Lag Baomer 2017


 Upcoming Jewish Holidays

Lag Baomer (See Below)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Shavuot (Pentecost: Celebrating the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Shavuot begins at sundown                                                 Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – Day 1 of Shavuot                                                         Thursday, June 1, 2017 – Day 2 of Shavuot

Tisha B’Av (Fast day commemorating the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem)

Sundown Monday, July 31, 2017                                                                                Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Rosh HaShanah (The Jewish New Year begins with ten (10) days of penitence.)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – Rosh HaShanah starts at sundown                 Thursday, September 21, 2017 – Day 1 (first day of Rosh HaShanah)                         Friday, September 22, 2017 – Day 2 (second day of Rosh HaShanah)

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement: The most solemn of the Holy Days devoted to prayer and fasting)

Friday, September 29, 2017 – Yom Kippur starts at Sundown                                   Saturday, September 30, 2017 – Yom Kippur (Yizkor is said.)

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles: Jews are commanded to dwell in temporary shelters as their ancestors the Israelites did in the desert after the exodus from Egypt)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – Sukkot starts at sundown                                             Thursday, October 5, 2017 – Day 1 (first day of Sukkot)                                               Friday, October 6, 2017 – Day 2 (second day of Sukkot)

Shemini Atzeret (Conclusion of Sukkot)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – Holiday starts at sundown                                             Thursday, October 12, 2017 – Shemini Atzeret (Yizkor is said)

Simchat Torah (Celebrates the conclusion of the year-long cycle of reading the Torah – the Five Books of Moses – and renewing the cycle)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 – Simchat Torah starts at sundown                                   Friday, October 13, 2017 – Simchat Torah

Chanukah (Commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Syrian-Greeks and the miracle of the Menorah at the rededication of the Temple)

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 (At sundown) – Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

Shabbat (Sabbath)

Observance begins every Friday at sunset concluding at nightfall on Saturday.

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Lag B’Omercafeyehudipicnic

Lag B’Omer is the 33rd day of the counting from Passover and the Exodus from Egypt to its culmination at the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai on the holiday of Shavuot. This day has particular significance as the anniversary of the death of the holy Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. He is well known as a great sage of the Tannaitic era as well as the author of the Zohar. It is also a day of celebration due to the stoppage of a plague that decimated the ranks of the students of the holy sage Rabbi Akiva. The celebrations include various interesting customs. Please join us for an enjoyable gathering and find out what is behind some of the prevalent customs of the day.